Received 3 November 2012
The title compound, [Hg5Br10(C7H8N2O)2]n, contains two 3-bridging Br atoms, six 2-bridging Br atoms and two terminal Br atoms. One HgII atom, lying on an inversion center, adopts a distorted octahedral geometry defined by six Br atoms. Two HgII atoms adopt a distorted square-pyramidal geometry by five Br atoms and the other two HgII atoms have a distorted tetrahedral geometry by two N atoms from a chelating O-methyl pyridine-2-carboximidate ligand and two Br atoms. The Br atoms link the HgII atoms into a ribbon structure along .
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 (Farrugia, 2012); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HY2602 ).
We are grateful to the Islamic Azad University, Omidieh Branch, for financial support.
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